Prime Minister Vasile Tarlev has participated in a
videoconference with the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) chief
negotiator for Moldova, Thomas Richardson, on the occasion of a meeting
of the IMF Board of Directors. The second assessment of IMF's programme
with Moldova was on the agenda of this meeting.
Participating in the videoconference were the head of
the parliamentary commission for economic policy, budget and finances,
Nicolae Bondarciuc, First Deputy Premier Zinaida Grecianii, National
Bank's Governor Leonid Talmaci, Finance Minister Mihail Pop, Economics
and Trade Minister Igor Dodon, other officials.
Thomas Richardson has said that, following the
discussions, the IMF Board of Directors approved the programme on
collaboration with Moldova, under which the country will benefit from a
loan instalment worth 32 million dollars to increase the Moldovan
National Bank's currency reserves.
will contribute to a macroeconomic stability and the development of
The IMF official congratulated the Moldovan leadership
for the results it has achieved, and described this fact as a
consequence of a good collaboration between Moldova's government and IMF.
Thomas Richardson added that the sides could discuss the achieved
results more in detail during his visit to Chisinau due next September,
within which he will introduce the new head of the IMF Mission for
Moldova, Graeme Justice.
Vasile Tarlev thanked for the high appreciation of
the bilateral collaboration, stressing that Moldova was expecting this
message of support on the part of IMF.
The premier expressed regret about the end of Thomas
Richardson's mandate in Moldova, and voiced conviction that the
agreements which have been reached with the IMF so far will be valid in
future as well.